Record 10m players tuned into Marshmello concert on Fortnite this weekend, in best attended "concert" ever
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In the last four days, more fans have searched for Marshmello tickets on Songkick than in past three months combined
By Anna Grace on 07 Feb 2019
Concert discovery platform Songkick has released data revealing a vast increase in fans searching for real-life Marshmello tickets, following the electronic dance music star’s virtual concert on online video game Fortnite.
Marshmello’s in-game Fortnite concert on Saturday attracted over ten million fans, in the best attended “concert” ever. This popularity is now manifesting itself in real-life ticket sales.
Marshmello is now the most-visited artist on the Songkick platform. Since Saturday, the DJ received twice as many pages views as K-pop band BTS, voted the most popular live attraction of 2018 by Ticketmaster customers.
According to Songkick, Marshmello’s pageviews spiked 3,000% on Saturday, an increase which is yet to diminish.
On Sunday, the day after the Fortnite concert, more fans searched for Marshmello tickets on the Songkick platform than ever before.
The DJ received twice as many page views as K-pop band BTS, Ticketmaster’s most popular live attraction of 2018
The search interest is enough “to fill out an entire US sports stadium”, according to the concert discovery site.
Marshmello’s varied touring schedule includes dates in India, Thailand, Australia and Japan over the next two months, before the electronic music producer embarks on a European tour in May.
More than ten million people are believed to have attended the concert in the popular free-to-play game, Fortnite, on Saturday. The number of players that tuned in for the performance greatly surpassed the game’s previous 8.3 million concurrent player record.
The Marshmello x Fortnite concert comes following Fire Festival, a virtual music festival hosted inside Minecraft, as the concept of in-game live music events grows.
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